VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
I would like to know if the current Nothwest Pacific routes are bigger than PA's rotes back in 1985 or the current UAL routes(ex PA) Just curious. It looks like that both NWA and UAL are the top two with exception of UAL's route into Austrailia. Do any of you think NWA will fly into SYD or not?
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Jim; I know that the A330 cannot handle a DTW-SYD without making a couple stops and going there is not only intense competition but vey expensive. For instance a ticket in Y on UAL JFK-SYD via LAX is close to $2,000 on a given day. I think they're using the 747 transpacific but i think it makes stops in between. Jim most of PA pac routes were served by either 747-100 or 747SPs before selling the whole deal with SPs to UAL in 85. What UAL serves now in the Pacific is what PA served back in 85 giver or take a few destinations since then. Some could've been axed due to profitability/yields so now they are probably codesharing to a couple again due to profitablility/yeilds. Does anyone have more info they can share to answer my inquiry? Thanks in advance.
DETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 608 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
United bought the rights to 13 cities in the Pacific rim from Pan Am in 1985. These were: Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo. I believe most routes were operated with 747s, but I'm not sure what the actual routes looked like.
Cch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
United's current routes in the Pacific isn't too different from what they had at the Pan American purchase. They dropped EWR-NRT, HNL-TPE, NRT-TPE, NRT-MNL, and KIX-HNL in later years. Those are all the ones I can think of. UA's KIX-GUM/SPN routes were later additions that were subsequently discontinued shortly after their start.
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
I guess we'll never see a United B747 landing at Wake and Midway the way Pan Am did in the "olden days" of the 1970s. It must have been quite a sight to see an aircraft that large on islands that small. [Note: I'm not positive that PA served both islands with the B747, but I am positive that they served at least one of them (however briefly) but am not sure which one at this point.] During the B707 era, PA also served Papeete, Noumea, Denpasar, Jakarta, Pago Pago, and Nadi that I can think of.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
747buff I just heard that NWA dropped the LAX-SYD route due to on how expenisve it was. Even though their planes filled up the costs were sky roketing and if they raised their fares any higher then people would go to other airlines. Can anyone confirm?